Vianden is a small village in the north of Luxembourg, next to the German border. Despite its remote location and lack of renown, Vianden occupies an important position in the development of European history, hosting the castle of the Counts of Vianden, ancestors of the House of Orange-Nassau, a lineage that for a long time … Sigue leyendo Vianden
During my last weekend in the Netherlands I had the chance to revisit Valkenburg and its surroundings, a very interesting area where castles, hidden chapels, lush forests and large fields follow one after another. Please follow the link to see more pictures of Valkenburg, in this case on a foggy day. Eleazar.
Life is all about reconciling the past and future self. Distinct voices have conveyed different thoughts on how to look back and forward in time. "Drop the past, and pick up the future", the sensible would assert. "Embrace the past, and greet the future", the wise would declare. "Revive the past, and freeze the future", … Sigue leyendo Weekend back in Maastricht
"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead", Graham Greene, The End of the Affair. Eleazar.
Hidden in the greenery, simple houses and villas follow one after the other, on a grey summer afternoon. Stone and greenery come together here to prove the powerful connection between art and nature. A dense fog envelops the fields and the mountains, and a light rain embraces the trees. Nature is uttering a distant rumble, … Sigue leyendo Puente Viesgo & Soto Iruz
"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude" "The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach- waiting for a gift from the sea" The pictures above were shot last month … Sigue leyendo Playa de los Caballos
There are some experiences that would leave no one indifferent, as they genuinely awaken your sense of curiosity. Walking along the trail that had initially been meant to host the railway line connecting the provinces of Burgos and Cantabria, within the (failed) bigger project of linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Bay of Biscay, is … Sigue leyendo Disused station of Yera & Engaña Tunnel
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky". The pictures above were shot last month of August in northern Spain. The quote is by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. Thanks for stopping by, Eleazar.
From massive chalets to small cottages, the traditional Alpine architecture reveals itself to be extremely interesting, using long roof overhangs, colourful shutters and wooden balconies full of geraniums and other flowers. St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang, located on the shore of the lake Wolfgangsee, a natural setting of incomparable beauty, offer a very nice ensemble … Sigue leyendo St. Gilgen & St. Wolfgang
Here is a full photographic report of the city of Salzburg. I hid among the many pictures below those of the setting of the famous Hollywood musical film 'The Sound of Music'. Will you recognise the residence of the legendary von Trapp family? Eleazar.